Waikato Regional Councilor Kathy White, having read the finally released medical notes for the Kochumman family poisoned by wild boar in Putaruru, has raised some important questions. Developments with regard to the anomalies surrounding this case have been curious to say the least. Read our previous articles and posts on topic *below.
The questions that need to be asked of both the Waikato DHB and the MPI are:
(1) 1080 was the number one suspect, according to the poisoned patients’ medical notes. The Waikato DHB states that they have tested for 1080. However the date of the urine test was 18 days after hospitalisation, which is outside of the time that 1080 is detectable in urine (it is excreted from urine within seven days of ingestion – See Charles Eason’s Vertebrate Pesticides Toxicology Manual for further details). So why was this test not done within the correct time frame?
(2) (Incredibly) none of the meat collected by MPI has been tested for 1080. This was confirmed in a meeting with the WDHB yesterday. Why was it was not tested, when the patients’ medical notes say the wild boar meat should be tested for 1080?
(3) Why did they continue to say it was botulism when they knew early on that the symptoms didn’t fully align?
(4) Why has neither the WDHB nor MPI followed up with the person who provided the wild boar meat to Shibu’s family? This information is held by the WDHB. It could be a public health risk as this person has probably supplied meat to others.
Responding to these issues was never rocket science. Why would the family’s meat not be tested for 1080? Why would you wait 18 days to test the family for 1080 knowing perfectly well that the results would be useless?
How safe people do you feel about eating your hunting catch now? These are all issues people have been trying persistently to address with little success as our country continues to be showered relentlessly with a poison that has no known antidote.
*LINKS TO HISTORICAL TIMELINE:
Family face permanent disablity after eating wild pig
A New form of Botulism or something more deadly? (the case of the poisoned Waikato family)
Update from a Neuroscientist on the Waikato family poisoned by wild boar meat .. the anomalies surrounding the official diagnosis
Suspect meat seemed in ‘pristine condition’ after 35 days
Poisoned family having difficulty accessing their medical records
Wild Boar Botulism Family Speak Out – The Full Story from the GrafBoys
Crying ‘botulism’ from day one, we now have a complete ‘about face’ on the poisoned Waikato family
Mystery family poisoning – ‘No evidence’ boar was the cause
Why 18 days to test for 1080? Waikato DHB feeds public porkies on poisoned wild pork test results